A Boxing Biography

Jim Coffey

New York City at the start of the 20th Century
was arguably the most gladitorial time in the history of heavyweight
boxing. Fighting at the world famous Madison Square Gardens, boxing
was full of characters like “Gunboat” Smith, "Battling" Levinsky
and “Frank Moran & his Mary-Ann”

This is the true story of Jim Coffey, a.k.a. The Roscommon Giant, who
emigrated to the U.S. and fought his way through the ranks to become a contender
for the Heavyweight Championship of the World.

Coffey (left) poses with the British Champion Bombardier Billy Wells

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